Saffery Champness recruits KPMG’s UK head of private client advisory

Dermot Callinan has joined Saffery Champness from KPMG, where he was recently the head of the UK private client advisory team.

Callinan will now serve as a partner from Saffery Champness’ Harrogate office.

Rob Elliott, managing partner at Saffery Champness, said: “Our strategy for growth is focused on appointing the best people as partners.  Dermot’s considerable expertise and ability will further enhance our client offering and reputation. We are delighted that he is joining us.”

Cullinan has advised clients on personal taxation for more than 30 years and at KPMG was responsible for a team of more than 170 tax professionals, including 18 partners and directors. Prior to joining KPMG in 1991, Dermot worked with EY and Deloitte Haskins & Sells.

Dermot Callinan, added: “I was drawn to the firm because of its first class reputation in the private wealth, entrepreneurial and international taxation areas, where I have considerable experience. I am very excited at the prospect of working with such a talented group of people and developing my practice.”

Safferys is ranked 12th in the 2016 Top 50+50 survey of firms, supported by Sage.

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